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Users: How often do you disable ALL push notifications for an app?

View Poll Results: How often do you disable ALL push notifications for an app?
Never. I always leave push notifications on. 8 20.51%
Sometimes. It depends on the app. 9 23.08%
Always. Push notifications drain the battery! 22 56.41%
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07-29-2010, 06:49 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: California
Posts: 146
Users: How often do you disable ALL push notifications for an app?

Hi there, just have a quick poll for players out there:

When you get a game, how often do you disable push notifications for a new app?

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Last edited by conlan; 07-29-2010 at 06:53 AM.
07-29-2010, 06:55 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Hungary
Posts: 3,949
I usually disable, the battery life is bad enough without it.

07-29-2010, 07:11 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Swansea, UK
Posts: 8,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by Balu` View Post
I usually disable, the battery life is bad enough without it.
Exactly this. Drains the battery like crazy.

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07-29-2010, 07:15 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,068
Same. Unless it is something I am interested in (such as Facebook) I leave it off.

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07-29-2010, 07:17 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: California
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Thanks guys so far for the replies.

Another question, would you leave them on if an app said in its description that it heavily requires them?

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07-29-2010, 07:24 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
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I almost always disable them. I would leave them enabled if i had too.

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07-29-2010, 07:24 AM
#7
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Swansea, UK
Posts: 8,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by conlan View Post
Thanks guys so far for the replies.

Another question, would you leave them on if an app said in its description that it heavily requires them?
Say I'm using iMovie. I'll turn it on while I use it and then turn it off when I'm done. It's really all about what you plan to do with the App.

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07-29-2010, 08:38 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 474
I typically turn them off, especially for games, where they are typically used for spammy advertising.
07-29-2010, 08:44 AM
#9
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,505
For multiplayer games, as long as I'm playing them I keep it on. There's no point in playing a multiplayer game and not getting alerted when it's my turn. Bagde and sound alerts combo works perfectly for me.
07-29-2010, 08:56 AM
#10
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by conlan View Post
Thanks guys so far for the replies.

Another question, would you leave them on if an app said in its description that it heavily requires them?
Well, if it 'heavily requires them' then that suggests that push notifications is an important mechanic (for example in a multilayer game or other apps such as Facebook). In that case I would activate them, but you need to make sure that the user understands the importance of them in your game so they will activate notifications. If it is for something that was not dependant on the game, even if it does state that it is recommended to turn them on, I probably won't.

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